Cider Production in Madeira

A well kept secret

Cider In Madeira Island

The history of cider in Madeira goes back 5 centuries, with the first apples being introduced by monks, in Curral das Freiras. From this location, the practice spread to other places, such as Santo da Serra and Camacha, which has become known (this last) as the “orchard of the Island”, given the number of orchards that have always existed here.

Cider was known as the “drink of the poor”, which was made to drink at home, as the grape production was entirely destined for the companies producing and exporting the famous Madeira Wine.

There are currently more than 100 varieties of apples/pears in Madeira, whose morphological and/or chemical differences are due to the different types of soil found here.
Our apples/pears have two exceptional characteristics for cider production: acidity (which provides structure and longevity) and sweetness (which contributes to a higher alcohol content).

Quinta da Moscadinha Cider

At Quinta da Moscadinha, cider is produced in an artisanal way, with apples from the orchard that gives the restaurant its name, thus honoring, once again, one of the ancestral traditions of the small village of Camacha.

To learn more about the entire production process, guided tours can be scheduled to visit Quinta da Moscadinha Cider House / Winery, which may include a taste of this secular drink and traditional ‘bites’. (Scheduling visits: reservas@grupomle.pt )

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Buy our Amazing Cider

NA TALHA – Limited Edition

11,00 

PERRY PÊT-NAT – Pear Cider

11,00 

TN – Limited Edition

22,00 

3BARRICAS – Limited Edition

22,00 

MADEIRA ROYAL CIDER – Medium Sweet (500ml)

29,00 

MADEIRA ROYAL CIDER – Sweet (500ml)

29,00 

MADEIRA ROYAL CIDER – Medium Sweet (750ml)

44,00 

MADEIRA ROYAL CIDER – Sweet (750ml)

44,00 

SPARKLING NATURAL CIDER

15,00 

SPARKLING AGED CIDER

20,00